We drove from LA to Marina del Rey and then up the coast through Venice Beach and Malibu. I loved Venice beach. It was a quaint town with outdoor eateries and coffee shops. The coast was absolutely beautiful....I will post pictures as soon as I take them off my camera. We arrived in another quaint little town that night. It was Half Moon Bay. It was a mile off the beach and about 30 miles south of San Fransisco. We stayed in a Bed & Breakfast there, the Zaballa House. It was wonderful. We had like every kind of fruit you could think of for breakfast, yogurt, granola, waffles, and 4 different kinds of quiche.
After breakfast we headed to the roads again. We made a stop in San Fran. We first went to the Twin Peaks, which is pretty much to mountain peaks overlooking the city. It was awesome and sooo cold. Beast hated it. It was really fogging so our pictures of this are not very good. We then went across the Golden Gate bridge (which was FREE...yay!). It was neat and we stopped on the other side and took pictures.
After leaving there we deciding to hit the coast again. Bad idea! It was gorgeous, but we drove for about 4 hours and only cut our trip down by 20 miles. Long story short....the drive is very curvy along the cliffs and the speed limit is 25 needless to say, it was a long drive along the coast.
We drove for hours through California before running into a mountain or so we thought. It was a mountain range that lasted well into Oregon. We were in the mountains for at least 2.5 hours. It was really pretty at first, but driving through mountains at 55mph sucks after a while.
We drove through Portland at about 12am, so our pictures did not turn out well. Portland was bigger than me and Davis thought. It looked like a cool city, but we didn't visit. It is only a little over 2 hours away from Seattle so I am sure we will visit someday.
Anyway, after passing Portland we made it into Washington and we stopped in Olympia to stay.